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State Rep. Carl Sherman names new Chief of Staff 

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Lancaster, Texas – State Rep. Carl Sherman named his new Chief of Staff last week. Melissa Bradford, a District 109 resident took the key role on the Representative’s staff.

Ms. Bradford stepped into the Chief of Staff position, which has officially been vacant since the beginning of the year, coming from 15 years with the SBA – Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance. Her job in that position involved training the Office Staff for ODA (Office of Disaster Assistance) at the Processing Disbursement Center in Ft. Worth. She was also key in spearheading virtual training during COVID 19 and assisted in managing the SBA Surge Office in Washington DC.

“I am excited to have Ms. Bradford as my new Chief of Staff because she naturally has a heart for

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US Interior secretary approves Cherokee Nation Constitution | National News

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U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland approved a new constitution for the Cherokee Nation on Wednesday, ensuring citizenship for descendants of its Freedmen, the Black people once enslaved by tribal citizens.

“The Cherokee Nation’s actions have brought this longstanding issue to a close and have importantly fulfilled their obligations to the Cherokee Freedmen,” Haaland said in a statement.

The issue of tribal citizenship for Freedmen has long been the subject of litigation for the Five Tribes, known historically as the Five Civilized Tribes: the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Muscogee and Seminole nations.

The Cherokee Nation is the only one of the five that has granted full citizenship to its Freedmen, who number about 8,500.

“Our present constitution has long been in effect, but acknowledgment of that document by the secretary of the interior is of tremendous significance,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin. “The U.S. Department of the Interior’s affirmation of

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Death toll in fire at Iraqi COVID-19 hospital surpasses 80 | World News

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BAGHDAD (AP) — The death toll from a massive fire at a Baghdad hospital for coronavirus patients rose to at least 82 Sunday as anxious families searched for missing relatives and the government suspended key health officials for alleged negligence.

The flames, described by one witness as “volcanoes of fire,” swept through the intensive care unit of the Ibn al-Khatib Hospital, which tends exclusively to COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms. Officials said the blaze, which also injured 110 people, was set off by an exploding oxygen cylinder.

Nurse Maher Ahmed was called to the scene late Saturday to help evacuate patients.

“I could not have imagined it would be a massive blaze like that,” he said. The flames overwhelmed the hospital’s second floor isolation hall within three to four minutes of the oxygen cylinder exploding, he said. “Volcanoes of fire.”

Most of those killed suffered severe burns, he said. Others

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Interior secretary steps into Utah public lands tug-of-war | National News

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For decades, a public lands tug-of-war has played out over a vast expanse of southern Utah where red rocks reveal petroglyphs and cliff dwellings and distinctive twin buttes bulge from a grassy valley.

A string of U.S. officials has heard from those who advocate for broadening national monuments to protect the area’s many archaeological and cultural sites, considered sacred to surrounding tribes, and those who fiercely oppose what they see as federal overreach.

On Thursday, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland was the latest cabinet official to visit Bears Ears National Monument — and the first Indigenous one.

Haaland, a member of Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico, met with tribes and elected officials at Bears Ears as she prepares to submit recommendations on whether to reverse President Donald Trump’s decision to downsize that site and Grand Staircase-Escalante, another Utah national monument.

“I know that decisions about public

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Interior secretary to visit Utah ahead of monument review | National News

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Newly confirmed Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland is planning to visit Utah next month before submitting a review on whether to reverse President Donald Trump’s decision to shrink national monuments in the state, the agency announced Wednesday.

Haaland is expected to submit the report to President Joe Biden after the trip in April where she will meet with tribes, elected leaders and others. Specific dates were not immediately announced.

Biden ordered the Interior Department to research whether he should restore the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante on the day the Democrat took office.

Native American tribes supported the creation of Bears Ears by President Barack Obama, but Republican state leaders had railed against it. Grand Staircase is older, but it had long been a point of contention for conservative state leaders who considered both monuments federal government overreach.

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How to Become an Interior Designer: A U.S. News Guide

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Becoming an interior designer can lead to a fulfilling career that blends creativity and utility to serve others. Interior designers create spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical, providing the solutions and functions that clients need.

Interior designers can work in a variety of settings, from architecture firms to furniture stores, and in the U.S., about a third of them are self-employed. The average salary in the interior design industry was about $61,000 as of May 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With home construction and improvements on the rise, interior designers will not be short on projects.

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Interior design is space planning. It is the layout and arrangement of rooms in homes, hotels, office buildings, restaurants and other businesses. Because of the broad scope of their occupation, interior designers can have a wide range of clients, including large real estate

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Population in 2019: 182 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -21.9%

Males: 74   (41.0%)
Females: 108   (59.0%)
Median resident age: 47.8 years
Illinois median age: 38.6 years

Zip codes: 62956.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,197 (it was $29,688 in 2000)
New Grand Chain: $43,197
IL: $69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,319 (it was $14,617 in 2000)

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It’s time government works for every Hoosier

The members of the Indiana House Democratic Caucus were elected by the citizens of the districts they live in to fulfill a two-year term in the Indiana House of Representatives. These representatives advocate at the Indiana Statehouse on behalf of their constituents and work to improve the lives of all Hoosiers.

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Thank you Hoosier teachers and education advocates for making your presence known and your voices heard during the Red for Ed rally at the Statehouse. The Indiana House Democratic Caucus sees you, hears you and stands with you in support of: increasing teacher pay and addressing the teacher shortage; making sure teachers are advising legislators on how we should be testing students; sufficiently funding public education; and treating teachers with the respect they deserve.

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Brookshire brings community kitchen to Acadiana to help feed those affected by Hurricane Delta | News

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Brookshire Grocery Co., the company that owns Super 1 Foods, is deploying a community kitchen and a team of employee-partners to serve free hot meals to people who have been affected by Hurricane Delta in Acadiana, according to a statement from the company.

Starting Sunday, a team will serve sausage biscuits for breakfast and hamburgers and hotdogs for lunch and dinner in the Super 1 Foods parking lots listed below, while supplies last at each location.


11:30 a.m. — 215 W. Willow St. in Lafayette

5 p.m. — 924 Rees St. in Breaux Bridge


8 a.m. — 939 S. Lewis St. in New Iberia

11:30 a.m. — 939 S. Lewis St. in New Iberia

5 p.m. — 2210 Veterans Memorial Drive in Abbeville


11:30 a.m. —

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CapFed Best News: Jong’s Thai Kitchen opens with customers’ needs in mind – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

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Banjong Jongthep has always dreamed of owning her own restaurant. After working at Tuptim Thai and co-owning A-Hann Thai, she has branched out and decided to run her own kitchen.

JongThep, along with co-owners Nimm and Derek Ragsdale, has opened Jong’s Thai Kitchen at 800 S.W. 12th St. Many will recognize the Thai restaurant’s new home as the former location of Cafe Holliday and, for a short time after that, La Casita Cafe.

While small inside, the restaurant offers customers a warm and inviting feel. Large windows at the front of the restaurant are framed by trees and offer a nice view of the park located across the street.

The restaurant, which opened Sept. 21, specializes in Thai dishes that are handcrafted by Jongthep herself.

Jong’s Thai Kitchen is open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. Reservations are strongly encouraged.


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